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Wooden Base - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912566

Summary:
Wooden turned base for trophy or presentation cup. Made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1970-1990.

The woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son operated in South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, circa 1897-1970. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.
Description:
Large base with plain cylindrical body and rounded, tiered wide rim. Base is made from light gold-coloured wood. Visible parts of the base have been stained a rich, burgundy colour and varnished. A large cylindrical depression is sit- uated in the centre of the underside of the base.

Found in Area G in workshop, in cupboard.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.80 cm (Height), 25.20 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, handcrafts, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: products
Manufacturer: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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